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Bioeconomics: Everybody’s Doing It

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It is everywhere. In March, the US State Department held a one-day conference titled “Showcasing the Bioeconomy: The Future is Now”. That same month, the UK House of Lords published a report on the same topic. “Waste could be turned into wealth,” they said. In the past couple of weeks, Finland’s first national bioeconomy strategy was unveiled, while the Borneo Post reported that “The vast potentiality of bioeconomy has been regarded as one of the Read More >

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We Are the Worldview

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Now in its 6th consecutive year, Scientific American Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective will have its official launch in a special Super Session at the BIO International Convention today at 2pm. Moderated by television and radio personality David Brancaccio (Marketplace Morning; PBS Now) this exciting event will explore the ever-globalized ethos of life science innovation and examine the many multicultural elements driving new partnerships, new products and new paradigms. Scientific American Worldview is a collaborative Read More >

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: BIO2014 Keynote Address

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton participated in a moderated Q&A discussion with BIO’s Jim Greenwood during the 2014 BIO International Convention. Here is some coverage from the event: Hillary Clinton Talks Ag Biotechnology, AgWired Hillary Clinton Cheers Biotechers, Backs GMOs and Federal Help, Times of San Diego BIO Convention Draws 15,000, Including Hillary Clinton, Times of San Diego Hillary Clinton delivers keynote at biotech convention in downtown San Diego, CBS8 Hillary Clinton’s Speech Read More >

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Protecting your IP Overseas

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According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), nearly 100,000 biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent applications are filed worldwide each year, and the trend appears to be rising. As you’ve likely experienced, filing patent applications can be very complex, with different laws, deadlines and languages requiring highly technical translators for most countries in which you’re seeking protection. As a result, companies seeking IP protection often outsource their domestic and foreign patent filings to service providers to Read More >

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Biotech Market in Brazil is Booming!

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Brazil steps into the international spotlight as host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics as it celebrates a quarter century of democracy and political stability. The Brazilian economy – now the 7th largest globally by GDP (and averaging $57 billion in FDI inflows annually from 2008 to 2012) – is considered one of the most important in the world. Brazil has a number of innovation policies in place at the federal and Read More >

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